What is the Register of Deeds Office?

The Register of Deeds office is the county office where transactions involving real estate are recorded; i.e.: deeds, mortgages, mortgage releases, oil & gas leases, tax liens, etc. This office also files financing statements and mechanic liens on personal property. These records are open to the public. Military discharges are also filed here, but are not available to the public.

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1. How do I change the name on my deed?
2. What happens if I lose my deed?
3. Do I receive a new deed after paying off my house?
4. What is the Register of Deeds Office?
5. What is a deed?
6. Will the Register of Deeds office prepare and/or notarize my deed?
7. What are the requirements for filing a document?
8. Can I find birth, death and marriage records in the register of deeds office?
9. Is there a title for real estate like there is for a car?
10. Can I access your records online?
11. How is real estate property transferred?
12. Can documents be filed electronically?